I arrived in this weird Pacific Northwest city back in the early 2000s, settling into a house in Portland’s then-undesirable Northeast neighborhood. I remember being pretty dismayed with the food options in the area, venturing out one night, determined to find a great restaurant nearby. Thankfully, I stumbled upon a dimly lit corner spot on Fremont Avenue, where the menu at Acadia pulled me in, full of seafood and Cajun spices, and I stayed for both dinner and dessert.
In addition to my anticipation over the upcoming release of Lucky Peach, the iPad app and print journal from chef David Chang and writer Peter Meehan, I’m excited to read more about Chang’s first expansion projects outside of New York. After skyrocketing to recognition with his five signature restaurants in Manhattan, the award-winning chef is […]
Phew! And we’re back to news… Prior to Green Bay’s well-played win at Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV, Nation’s Restaurant News reported that while spots in last year’s advertising lineup were popular with some heavier hitters in food service, none of the usual suspects bought space for this year’s Super Bowl. In an article late last […]
A hat tip to Eater for snagging the video of chef David Chang’s visit to the Late Show with David Letterman last night. The chef talks about his foray into the food world, noting that his father, already in the business, wasn’t too thrilled when Chang announced his culinary career plans. “It’s weird because he […]
Fine, fine, I admit it. I don’t cook. The cookbooks on my shelves are either signed by people I admire or misdirected Christmas gifts from well-meaning folks who didn’t know my true side. I can do the basics – grilled cheese, meatloaf, maybe a pie. I just tend to leave the big stuff to the […]
Strolling into a West Seattle restaurant on a dreary November afternoon, the man himself enters nearly unnoticed. Revered in writeups and showered with culinary awards, Chef David Chang remains a humble cook, without entourage, without fanfare, and generally in a friendly state. All despite his rock star status.
Chef David Chang’s Má Pêche, the much-ballyhooed fifth location for the Momofuku chef, is slowly offering peeks at what the famed chef has in store. Taking a spot at the midtown, nearly renovated Chambers Hotel, the new space will have a variety of duties, including, but not limited to, room service for hotel guests. Serious […]
Yayhoo! It’s finally fall! As we head into this holiday weekend, I’m thinking football, comfort food, and fabulous upcoming foodie events. This season, I’ll have a chance to talk with some of the best in the industry! Here are the five food events I’m looking forward to the most: 1) Tomorrow’s “F is for Food” […]
A lot of news on celeb/master chefs moving into new locations! Out of the New York Times, French chef Alain Ducasse is heading up a new spot at the W Retreat & Spa in Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, opening in November. According to the article, the restaurant will be named Mix on the Beach, and […]
How much do I love Chef Ming Tsai? Just a little. The good looks? The great sense of humor? The love of all things in an Asian kitchen? I like it all. With his Simply Ming nominated for two Daytime Emmys this year (Outstanding Culinary Program and Outstanding Culinary Host) I’m obviously not the only […]
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen was the Best New Chefs dinner (which, was really more hors d’oeuvres, and less dinner, but who’s counting, right?). What a fabulous night at the Aspen Meadows Resort – and what fabulous food and drink all around! The night started off with a […]
Last week’s Fast Company offered up a list of the ten most creative folks in food – and it’s an interesting list. They’re not all chefs, necessarily, and I’m not sure they’re the *most* creative in the bunch (I agree with one commenter – where’s Ferran Adrià in the list?) but it’s certainly a list […]